Google NYC Subway Bench

Aug 17, 2012 • 7:17 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Search Engine Photo Of The Day
 

Google NYC Subway Bench

Chris Schrier posted a picture on Google+ of one of the seating options in one of Google New York City's conferences room. Clearly this goes after a transit theme by having a NYC subway bench in the room.

I am not sure if this is a replica or a real bench from one of the old NYC subway stations?

Either way, it is a nice touch. I assume most the map meetings happen here.

The other funny part is a NYC Googler is asking this Googler which conference room it is in. Google NY is massive, so most Googlers have not seen most conference rooms I guess.

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Comments:

Jacob Ford

08/18/2012 03:07 am

I would assume it's a real NYC subway bench, considering the MTA started phasing them out and auctioning them off (http://nydn.us/R7X4O6) a few months ago.

Capnbludd

08/19/2012 12:16 pm

Yeah, it is a real one, it still has the angle iron that bolted it to the floor, and the mural is from the 1928 BMT map. The picture is reversed. http://www.google.com/imgres?hl=en&safe=off&sa=X&biw=1099&bih=860&tbm=isch&prmd=imvns&tbnid=ljJfok-0TTjKHM:&imgrefurl=http://writersreadersandbeyond.com/content/display.php%3Fpost_number%3D31%26list_page%3Doriginal_photos&docid=cWwgYoEs_mcvRM&imgurl=http://writersreadersandbeyond.com/content/travelPhotos/images/SubwayMuseum/subwayMap.jpg&w=1408&h=1762&ei=c9YwUOPkO8iI6AHJlYHwAw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=857&vpy=117&dur=1665&hovh=251&hovw=201&tx=104&ty=130&sig=108918218297464941228&page=1&tbnh=165&tbnw=150&start=0&ndsp=20&ved=1t:429,r:9,s:0,i:104

Capnbludd

08/19/2012 12:31 pm

oops meant to say 1924-1939 map, I said 1928 because I have one and the number jumped to mind. 8') -------did a bit of digging, it is a 1924 map.. since the Canarsie line 'L' train is shown as a dashed line after Montrose Street, meaning that section was still under construction. http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/caption.pl?/img/maps/bmt_1924.gif http://www.nycsubway.org/wiki/Historical_Maps

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